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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Monday, September 21

Best day ever

Korri said Saturday was the best day of her life! MAYBE a bit of an exaggeration, but let's rewind. Korri told me several weeks ago that she wanted a girl's weekend at Grandma's house. I thought, "well, I'll mention it to mom and see what happens." It just happened to work out for Korri to go to her house this last weekend. While she was packing, she had one request: can I make sprinkle cookies with Grandma? I'll ask her, honey, but I'm pretty sure you can!

Korri is the kind of kid who just needs to feel special (don't they all?!?!). She needs undivided attention but when does she get that? Not often. She had Grandma all to herself ALL weekend and I'm pretty sure it was heaven on Earth for her. I'm thinking Grandma might have needed a big nap Sunday afternoon after Korri left, though! (although Mom did say it was easier to just have one at a time!)

They made a strategy for Saturday on Friday night. Korri lined up the sprinkles on the counter so they'd be ready for the cookies. Then she got to do something she's NEVER got to do at Grandma's house...play with the toys ALL BY HERSELF and not have to share! Big deal to a 4 year old who normally has to play with boys when at Grandma's house (since she is the only girl!). Saturday they BAKED! And Mom let her do a lot of it, which she LOVES. They made sprinkle (i.e. sugar) cookies, apple crisp and pumpkin muffins! They read lots of books while waiting for the cookies. Then painted nails and did Korri's hair! And Grandma got her a new dress, which she got to wear to church on Sunday morning. I'm sure I didn't even hear about everything, but it sounds pretty darn good to me.

Nothing makes me happier than when other people make my kids feel special. Mom definitely accomplished that this weekend. Thank you so much, Mom. You really are the best and we are so fortunate that we get to have you for a mom and grandma!

Here are some pics of the epic girl's weekend:
Getting sprinkles ready!

Playing in Grandma's basement all by herself!

Making cookies!

Reading while waiting for the cookies.

Enjoying the cookies!
Oh and Korri said she wished it could be girl's weekend for 100 days. I told her it probably wouldn't feel as special after 100 days!

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